Doctoral Research

Before, during and after: the media coverage of London and Rio Olympic legacies

My project explores the media coverage of the Olympic Games in a cross-cultural, cross-lingual and temporal perspective. I’m especially interested in comparing how the concept of ‘Olympic legacy’ has been approached by the Brazilian and British media considering different locations, languages and social-political contexts. This research combines qualitative and quantitative methods with a special focus on the use of Natural Language Processing techniques. My main research interests lie in the field of media studies, digital methods, urban studies and digital activism. (Part of the CLEOPATRA project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 812997.)


Jane Winters, Martin Steer